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Sri Aranyeswar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Thirukattupalli in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the padal petra sthalam and is 12th in the series.

The temple is very old and is believed to be constructed during 5th century AD.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

According to legends, the temple Lord Shiva was worshipped by Lord Bramha and all the 10 lingams He worshipped here is present in the corridor. It is believed that praying here will get the benefit of doing 100 Ashwamedha yagnas.

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